Alabama and LSU Collage Football Game in Jeopardy

Alabama and LSU Collage Football Game in Jeopardy

Noble Barowsky, Writer

LSU’s showdown against Alabama on Saturday is in jeopardy as the tigers deal with multiple players in quarantine as a result of COVID-19 testing.

Multiple players including stars will be unavailable, coach Ed Orgeron said on Monday 2, 2020 ”Some have tested positive, while the majority are out as a result of  contact tracing.” Testing has left the program thin at quarterback and the number of quarantine players. 

The school has been in contact with the sec office as it continues to monitor the situation. As of Monday 9, 2020, the game is still set to be played. Orgeron called it a “fluid situation” heading into the next round of testing on Tuesday the 10, 2020, but would not provide an exact number of players who will be missing. 

“It’s going to be challenging with the guys that are out,” Orgeron said. According to Sec protocol, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must be quarantined for at least 10 days. Anyone deemed to be a high-risk contact must quarantine for 14 days.

If LSU is unable to play Alabama, rescheduling might be possible, as the Tigers have already gone through their open date and rescheduled their game against Florida for December 12, 2020. On top of COVID-19 concerns, Orgeron said that starting quarterback Myles Brennan won’t be able to play as he deals with a lower-body injury. LSU was undefeated last season but is off to a rocky start this season.